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Long term apartment / house rental in Thailand

Jan 10th, 2009, 12:22 AM
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Long term apartment / house rental in Thailand

Can anyone recommend a "reputable" agency for renting an apartment or house in Thailand. We are considering renting a place in Thailand (maybe Laos) for 6 months. Not yet sure of the area yet but reasonably close to a decent size town. I do know that this is all a bit vague but once I have spoken with a few agents I will be able to focus teh search a little better. Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated as the web searches I have done so far all seem focused on holiday type lets. Maybe those of you living in BKK or around will have some thoughts??
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Jan 10th, 2009, 01:29 AM
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You might start with Move and Stay:
http://www.moveandstay.com/default.a...F180408-043101

You might not book through them, but they will give you an idea what's available.

Another agent is Hamptons: http://hamptons.co.th/
But they're mainly just the big tourist areas.
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Jan 10th, 2009, 11:03 AM
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Yes, moveandstay.com

Happy Travels!
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Jan 10th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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I was wandering around Hua Hin a couple weeks ago and found a few new homes that I would consider living in for rent...
0874072119 (3BR, 2BA, 1 CAR)
032512299
08188008152 (www.perefa.com)

I think I have exterior photos if interested.

Not sure what you mean by "reasonably close", but you might also want to contact Pete at Phuwai Hill Resort about 20 minutes to Cha Am beach, near Springfield golf [email protected] or 087-282-2827.

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Jan 10th, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Another resource that comes to mind is Santa Fe, a major relocation specialist:
http://www.santaferelo.com/ecs/index.jsp
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Jan 10th, 2009, 06:43 PM
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Before I would sign a contract for a long apartment stay I would first visit the area where the place is at!

Sight unseen you could end up in an area that is out in the sticks where you would have to pay for a taxi to get anywhere! Or, you could end up with a place next to a karaoke bar that plays music full blast up to 5 a.m.

There are lots of retirees and others who live in Pattaya full time or at least part of the year. Apartments are cheaper than Bangkok or Phuket Modern malls, cheap transportation (10 baht) for local rides. Good supermarkets and restaurants too. There are lots of bars too around the beach area but no one forces you into a bar.

Here is a link to the Thai Visa Forum. Many of the regular posters on that forum live or work in Thailand full time. Many prefer to raise their families there instead of America or some other Western country.

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/Real-E...and-o-f59.html

There are other expats who prefer to live further north in cities like Khorat, Udon, Ubon and places like that. These places should be cheaper than Bangkok or Phuket.

Thailand and even northern Malaysia will have more modern malls and good hospitals than Laos.

Make sure you have your visas sorted out for either Laos or Thailand to see if you can stay 6 months.

Good luck.
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Jan 10th, 2009, 10:58 PM
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Thanks everyone this is great info and v. useful links- I know what I will be doing this cold and frosty morning in London!!

Sir Halberd,. You are , of course, spot on with your advice about "buying sight unseen" and the purpose of this possible expedition is exactly that, to scout out potential locations for a more permanent move to SEA.

I am not really looking for a "retirement" type place with lots of expats (and hence am not intersted in Pattaya type places) but am considering different options such as a small B&B, a charity type project etc. (i.e. anything totally unrelated to the financial services industry!!)
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